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Subgenus Pinacodera

Rescue from the kitchen  sink : Cymindis sp.? - Cymindis Ground beetle - Cymindis limbata Ground Beetle - Cymindis platicollis Carabid - Cymindis limbata Dromius piceus? - Cymindis limbata Cymindis (Pinacodera) punctifera (LeConte) - Cymindis punctifera Ground Beetle found crawling on bark of tree. - Cymindis limbata Cymindis punctifera (LeConte) - Cymindis punctifera
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Adephaga (Ground and Water Beetles)
Family Carabidae (Ground Beetles)
Subfamily Harpalinae
Supertribe Harpalitae
Tribe Lebiini
Genus Cymindis
No Taxon Subgenus Pinacodera
Explanation of Names
Pinacodera Schaum 1857
Greek 'flat-neck'
Numbers
11 spp. in our area, 19 spp. total(1), arranged into 2 species-groups(2)
Identification
limbata species group revised in Hunting (2013)(2)
Range
NA (temperate to tropical regions); in our area, all but 2 spp. are mostly confined to the south, while C. limbata & C. platicollis are widespread in the east (both range into Canada)(1)